Guns Fuel Deadly Surge In L.A.

A bloody Fourth of July weekend that left a dozen people dead across Los Angeles accelerated an already troubling increase in homicides and shootings in 2021, with some of the city’s poorest communities suffering the heaviest toll.

Homicides are up 25% so far this year across Los Angeles, although the brunt of the increase has been felt in South Los Angeles, where killings have jumped 50% over the same time last year.

Shootings citywide, meanwhile, have spiked by half this year. Police and community activists are bracing for tough months ahead as the summer traditionally brings with it a rise in bloodshed.

As with the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise in violence has not been spread evenly in Los Angeles. Watts, Westmont, downtown Los Angeles, Westlake and other largely poor neighborhoods have endured much of the upheaval, though there have been some exceptions. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire division had recorded no homicides this time last year. It now has at least 10. …

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    I read the article…. strangulation, car crash, it does not paint a great picture.

    Are they talking about a social condition fueled by illegals, smuggled guns? (remember the last time it made tons for criminals and failed to stop their use). What about the vaunted Socialist Welfare System? It is supposed to solve these issues. The joke is no cash bail, and slap on the hand for serious crimes by the DA.

    There is supposed to be a cross over where the Left makes it work and it has failed.

  2. Tracker 1 says

    If one really looks at the specific group of people involved in the accelerating crime rate they will find a high population of single parents who are relying on society for most all of their needs, parent(s) that do not work, street wise survival philosophy among the youth and often the adults and a social system that justifies their behavior “because they need to be taken care of by the rich (white,mostly) people.” What is lacking is RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSEQUENCES. When does that come back?????

  3. RECALL Gavin Newsom says

    Guns are a tool and cannot fuel crime. Criminals let out on no bail and those not arrested fuel crime along with bad policy let by the liberal fools running California. Spoons don’t make you fat and pencils do not cause spelling errors.

  4. NEXT TIME DON’T VOTE DEMOSHIT AND YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED….DEMOSHITS COULD CARE LESS FOR BLACKS…HE WAS ROBERT BYRDS MAIN SPEAKER AT HIS FUNERAL…BYRD WAS THE GRAND MASTER OF THE KKK….LOOK IT UP…

  5. Boris Badenov says

    Guns don’t fuel a d*mn thing, stupid politicians brining in criminals and rewarding crime do. Of course all of the firearms used are all registered and ‘legally’ owned right? But no worries, let’s just make it harder on good citizens to have their firearms.

  6. This outcome is by design. Leftist DA’s don’t enforce laws or charge lawbreakers, leftist politicians promote zero bail and early release, and the defunding of police forces. Taken together, these policies make for a social crisis which, only they can “fix”. In all probability they are laying the ground work for the calling of a national “police” force (think gestapo) which, they of course control. The goal of the left is to do away with self determining states and local control and, replace it with central undisputed control.

  7. You say the killings have increased 50% in SOUTH Los Angeles? Now that right there is certainly a baffler.
    Perhaps if everyone was let out of prison the murder rate would go down. No? RATS!!!

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